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ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance Announce 2020 Incredible Impacts Winning Associations

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The Incredible Impacts Programme, run collaboratively by ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance, has selected three winning associations as leading examples of excellence within the global meetings industry that each display these inspiring qualities.

One of this years`s winners is the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME).

In August 2018, ISME held its 17th Microbial Ecology symposium in Leipzig. As well as the regular scientific program and its established events, the association had ambitions to engage with the wider public while in the city, by educating them about the importance of ecology and inspiring an interest in the field with a new audience.
Working in partnership with the city, ISME created ‘The Night of the Microbes’ – a free-to-attend public event running in tandem with the symposium, where ecologists gave inspiring ‘TED-talks’ to ecology newbies, along with entertainment like a live orchestra band!

For those who could not join in-person, the event was livestreamed and made available on Youtube – so that people could continue learning long after the symposium left Leipzig, and a new spark of interest in ecology was born.


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